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August 14, 2023

Two Years In: Building on Achievement, Focused on the Future

It’s been two years since I was sworn in on August 13, 2021, as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development. I am as honored today to serve in this role as I was on Day 1. I am proud of the notable achievements of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) in helping our country respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, build strong regional economies, and spur the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.
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August 3, 2023

EDA Provides Data and Tools to Promote Competitiveness, Innovation and Economic Growth

As the only federal government agency focused exclusively on U.S. economic development, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) plays a critical role in supporting regional economic development efforts in communities across the nation. An important part of this role is helping to equip economic development practitioners and policymakers with the data and informational tools they need to plan and implement effective strategies for regional innovation, global competitiveness, and economic growth.
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July 18, 2023

3 Things to Do Now for a Successful Tech Hubs Application

The application deadline for Phase 1 of the Tech Hubs Program is August 15 - just four weeks away! As part of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), EDA will designate at least 20 Tech Hubs and separately award grants to strengthen collaboration and accelerate strategy development for Tech Hubs.
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July 6, 2023

Workforce Development Woven Throughout EDA Investments

A strong workforce is foundational in growing the nation’s economy. The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is proud to partner with communities and stakeholders across the country to invest federal dollars into workforce development efforts that not only meet today’s talent needs, but also builds pipelines for the jobs in industries of tomorrow and provides Americans with the dignity of work. 
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June 28, 2023

BLOG | EDA Celebrates Pride

Pride Month — observed each June — is both a celebration of progress for LGBTQI+ rights, and an opportunity to raise awareness of persistent challenges to those rights. President Biden’s proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month recognizes it as a time to “honor a movement that has grown stronger, more vibrant, and more inclusive with every passing year.”
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June 2, 2023

EDA Fuels the Coal & Energy Communities that Power American Growth

Throughout its more than 50-year history, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has invested in coal and energy communities across the United States through a variety of funding opportunities. One of EDA’s seven Investment Priorities, Recovery & Resilience, is one way in which EDA remains focused on communities that are looking to recover from economic shocks, such as power plant closures or the decline of a major industry in the region, and to build resilient and diverse economies. 
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June 1, 2023

$50 Million Build to Scale (B2S) Program Funding Opportunity Launched to Support Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Startups Through Regional Technology-Based Economic Development Strategies

EDA is now accepting applications for its $50 million Build to Scale (B2S) program to support projects that strengthen equitable ecosystems and increase access to capital for innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups. The program strengthens regional economies by supporting scalable startups, as well as helps communities and regions grow technology-driven businesses; create high-skill, high-wage jobs; and build the industries of the future.
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May 24, 2023

Remembering Candace Waterman

EDA remembers Candace Waterman, a champion for women in business and economic opportunity for all.
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